Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and lover of all things tech, audio, and cinema. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan received his bachelor degree from the University of Montana in composition and technology. He later studied audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ, then packed up for Nashville, where he spent a couple of years playing and recording music in various studios and local venues. Ryan now makes his home in Portland, OR. Feel free to contact him on twitter, or check in with him at Digital Trends to get the scoop on all the latest in tech, film, and music.

We saw the movie theater of the future, with dual laser projectors, 80 speakers

The cinema of the future meets the ghosts of theaters past in Disney’s El Capitan theater. The Hollywood landmark serves up the first movie mastered for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Tomorrowland, to create a stunning experience like nothing you’ve ever…

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8 Jurassic World moments that pay serious homage to Jurassic Park

While Jurassic World offers an adventure of dinosaur carnage thrilling enough to stand on its own, there’s no denying it leverages some serious Jurassic Park nostalgia. Here are our favorite moments that call back to the story that started it all.

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Jurassic World’s supercharged DNA brings the dino franchise back from extinction

While it certainly won’t eclipse the original, Jurassic World cooks up just the right blend of marvelous effects, dinosaur carnage, and emotional gravity to suck you in for one more thrilling ride through the park.

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Jurassic World is no joke for Chris Pratt, and he told us why

Ahead of the anticipated release of Universal's new blockbuster, Jurassic World, we got a chance to sit down with lead actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and relatively unknown director Colin Trevorrow.

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With live radio and unlimited play, Apple Music steps up to Spotify

After months of speculation, Apple finally unveiled its new music streaming service, Apple Music, at WWDC 2015. Starting at $10/month, the service will offer both on-demand and real-time radio to over 100 countries "later this month."

Music

Justice Department probes major theater chains for antitrust violations

The biggest movie theater chains in the country are being probed by the Justice Department's Antitrust Division for potential violations that create an unfair marketplace for smaller indie theaters, and give viewers fewer choices.

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Game of Thrones Recap: Dany and Tyrion chat and Jon Snow learns a hard lesson in ‘Hardhome’

Dany and Tyrion have a poignant conversation about the ruling of Westeros in Hardhome. But it's the title city that teaches the greatest lesson as Jon Snow and the Wildlings are attacked by the most fearsome enemy in Westeros.

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Android TV Channels aims to line up streaming apps alongside live TV

Google today unveiled a different way to watch streaming content with Android TV Channels. The new feature for the Android TV smart platform allows users to surf through traditional TV channels and select apps in the same channel grid.

Home Theater

Epic action and a Keanu drawl dominate this Point Break reboot trailer

The new trailer for the Point Break reboot proves almost immediately why this film has been described as "inspired" by the original, offering the same characters and high-flying stunts, with a whole new take on the storyline.

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Foul play? Two of B.B. King’s daughters allege legendary musician was murdered

Less than two weeks after B.B. King's death, two of the legendary musician's daughters are claiming foul play was involved. The daughters allege King was poisoned by his business partners after being sequestered in the week leading up to his death.

Music

Best Blu-ray discs to show off your Home Theater

What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy from your friends and family? We've put together this list of badass Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws, and make your home theater fly.

Home Theater

Check out this crazy industrial rock ad for David Lynch’s coffee brand

David Lynch has his own coffee, and the eccentric director's daughter has made an amazingly bizarre, utterly catchy ad for the brand, mixing German industrial set design and rock music from the duo Nonviolet.

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